Demographic Data

Moore County


… is a thriving location, appealing to individuals and families within a wide range of demographic profiles.  Young professionals, families, active and retired military, retirees  — talented and innovative people live here, enhance our workforce, and desire to see our communities grow and prosper.

Current 2018 population estimates indicate Moore County has 99,112 residents, and projections are that by the year 2035, the county’s population will be over 120,000.  A 60-mile radius from the Village of Pinehurst encompasses a population of almost 2.4 million people.

It’s true that Moore County is a popular retirement destination because of our temperate climate, the abundance of senior-oriented healthcare services, and our excellent golf courses. But our communities are also seeing an increase in the number of people aged 20 to 45 moving to the area, as more and more people in this age group are discovering the business and employment opportunities, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and other amenities here. Moore County is growing, but with its large land area, it maintains a more rural, uncongested feeling.

 

Demographic Profiles

To view summary demographic data for Moore County, choose one of the resources below:

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAUAccess the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau using the American FactFinder data tool.

N.C. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILEView a current demographic profile report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE N.C. BUDGET & MANAGEMENT OFFICEView demographic data at the state, county, and municipal levels.

Population Data

Population Growth

1990 Census = 59,013
2000 Census = 74,768
% Population Change from 1990 to 2000 = 26.7%
2010 Census = 88,247
% Population Change from 2000 to 2010 = 18.0%

» North Carolina 2010 Census population: = 9,535,483

Population Projections

2010 Census 88,247
July 2018 Estimate 99,112
July 2020 Projection 102,051
July 2025 Projection 108,921
July 2030 Projection 115,154
July 2035 Projection 120,810

Source:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 10/2/17

Population by Municipality

Municipality 1990

Census

2000

Census

% Change

1990-2000

2010

Census

% Change

2000-2010

2016

Estimate

Aberdeen 2,700 3,400 25.9% 6,350 86.8% 7,564
Cameron 215 151 (29.8%) 285 88.7% 331
Carthage 976 1,871 91.7% 2,205 17.9% 2,341
Foxfire Village 334 474 41.9% 902 90.3% 1,047
Pinebluff 876 1,109 26.6% 1,337 20.6% 1,449
Pinehurst 5,103 9,706 90.2% 13,124 35.2% 16,452
Robbins 970 1,195 23.2% 1,097 (8.2%) 1,149
Southern Pines 9,129 10,918 19.6% 12,334 13.0% 13,754
Taylortown 543 845 55.6% 722 (14.6%) 752
Vass 670 750 11.9% 720 (4.0%) 770
Whispering Pines 1,243 2,090 68.1% 2,928 40.1% 3,351
Balance of Moore County 36,254 42,260 16.6% 46,243 9.4% 47,142
Total Moore County 59,013 74,768 26.7% 88,247 18.0% 96,102
North Carolina 6,632,448 8,049,313 21.4% 9,535,483 18.5% 10,155,942

Source: 1990, 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2016 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Municipal estimates updated as of 9/25/17

Population by Age Group

Population 0-9 Years Old 10-19 Years Old 20-34 Years Old 35-44 Years Old 45-54 Years Old 55-64 Years Old 65+ Years Old Total Population Median Age
April 2000 Census 8,780 9,298 12,054 10,597 9,355 8,407 16,278 74,769 41.8
Census 2010 10,390 10,490 12,752 10,543 11,945 12,141 19,986 88,247 45.0
July 2018 Estimate 10,610 12,118 14,611 10,523 11,849 13,418 25,983 99,112 46.5
July 2020 Projection 11,016 12,092 15,188 10,831 11,868 13,696 27,359 102,051 46.7
July 2025 Projection 12,111 12,130 16,846 11,436 11,979 13,786 30,633 108,921 46.6
July 2030 Projection 12,936 12,734 18,000 12,054 12,271 13,734 33,425 115,154 46.4
July 2035 Projection 13,701 13,739 18,388 13,218 12,790 13,768 35,206 120,810 46.1

Source: 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017-2035 Projections:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 10/2/17

Population by Race

Census 2010 Population % 2018 Estimate Population %
Total Population 88,247 100% 99,112 100%
White 70,913 80.4% 81,978 82.7%
Black/African American 11,839 13.4% 12,573 12.7%
Asian 818 0.9% 1,524 1.5%
American Indian 732 0.8% 1,022 1.0%
2 or More Races/Other 3,945 4.5% 2,015 2.0%

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 10/2/17

Population by Gender

Census 2010

Population

% Median Age

2018 Estimates

Population

% Median Age
Male 42,176 47.8% 43.2 47,335 47.8% 44.4
Female 46,071 52.2% 46.5 51,777 52.2% 48.3

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 10/2/17

Income Data

Moore County, NC Census 2000
Estimate 2012 Estimate 2013 Estimate 2014 Estimate 2015 Estimate 2016
Median Household Income $41,240 $48,238 $49,544 $50,393 $50,998 $51,873
Median Family Income $48,492 $62,699 $62,099 $62,914 $63,254 $66,449
Per Capita Income $23,377 $28,598 $28,913 $29,570 $29,643 $29,679

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau:  2000 Census, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for 2012-2016

Average weekly wage per employee

(Private Industry Sector):

Year Moore County
2006 $590
2007 $612
2008 $635
2009 $643
2010 $654
2011 $659
2012 $673
2013 $676
2014 $688
2015 $709
2016 $721
2017 $747

Source:  NCDOC Labor & Economic Analysis D4 System – Quarterly Census Employment & Wages

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